Anti-corruption

CCB Commends CISLAC on Anti-Corruption Fight

By Onyekachi Eke

 

The Head of Reforms, Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), Mr Gwimi Sebastine Peters, has commended the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) and other non-state actors for their work in the fight against corruption. Mr Peters made this commendation when the staff of CISLAC visited the CCB office in Abuja today, July 16.

The visit was to introduce the project “Turning up the pressure: Tackling money laundering through multi-stakeholder approaches in ECOWAS countries” and to discuss areas of collaboration.

The focus of this project, which is funded by the European Union and Transparency International (TI), is on the implementation of existing commitments and recommendations related to Anti-Money Laundering (AML) in ECOWAS countries, with focus on Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Cote d’Ivoire.

It is often a challenge for elected officials to identify priorities in the fight against money laundering when faced with multiple recommendations and high-level commitments. […]

Stakeholders urge sustained Civil Society legislative advocacy on anti-corruption

By Austin Erameh

The Chairman House Committee of Financial Crimes, Hon. Kayode Oladele has said sustained legislative advocacy by Civil Society groups remained paramount to successfully combat endemic corruption in Nigeria.

Oladele made this known while giving an opening remark at a Legislative Workshop on ‘Oversight, Ethic and Accountability’ organised by Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) under the aegis of a project entitled “Strengthening Legislative Accountability and Anti-Corruption Mechanisms (SLAAM)” in Calabar, the capital city of Cross River state.

Acknowledging the efforts hitherto that brought to the limelight some enabling policy and legislative frameworks to address the issues of corruption in the country, the legislator stressed the need for persistent legislative advocacy to sustain the fight against corruption, especially in the face of high rate of legislative turnover that threatens institutional building in every legislative life-cycle.

He identified the peculiar nature of the legislative arm in comparison to other Arms of Government […]